Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art Hands on Review The perfect Macro lens?

Earlier today Sigma announced a new macro telephoto lens from the ART series designed specifically for mirrorless cameras (E and L mounts). The Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art incorporates much of the new design and technologies that Sigma has to offer and there are already several (very positive) hands-on reviews available (including the one above by Photographer, Christopher Frost).

The new Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN has some real competition, especially as an E-mount lens (which is exactly why we feel that Sigma might be pushing the L mount version of this lens more). There are a lot of DSLR 90-105mm Macro lenses that you can adapt but there is also the fantastic Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8 which is not much more expensive and has image stabilization. On the other hand, as we will see now, the new Sigma lens does have a lot going for it.

Just like some of the recent Sigma DN lenses, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art has an aperture ring that you can lock on A mode if you prefer to control the aperture from the camera, it has 3 stage focus limiter, AF/MF switch, and a programable button.

Here are some of the rest of the specs for this new lens:

  • Focal length – 105mm, FF coverage.
  • Optical design – 17 elements in 12 groups.
  • 9 aperture blades.
  • min focus dstance – 29.5cm/11.6″ (1:1 macro magnification).
  • Filter – 62mm.
  • Weight – 715g / 25oz.
  • Length – 13.5cm / 5.3″.
  • Mount – Sony E and Leica/Panasonic/Sigma L.
  • Price – $800  from October 2020.

Dustin Abbott looking at the new Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art

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From these early reviews, it seems that the new Sigma is at least on par with the excellent Sony 90mm Macro (minus the OSS) and it has very little aberrations

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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